Srimad Bhagavatam 11.18.40-41 - The Bridge of Trust (download mp3)
by Gopinath Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
yas tv asamyata-sad-vargah
suran atmanam atma-stham
nihnute mam ca dharma-ha
amusmac ca vihiyate
One who has not controlled the six forms of illusion [lust, anger, greed, excitement, false pride and intoxication], whose intelligence, the leader of the senses, is extremely attached to material things, who is bereft of knowledge and detachment, who adopts the sannyasa order of life to make a living, who denies the worshipable demigods, his own self and the Supreme Lord within himself, thus ruining all religious principles, and who is still infected by material contamination, is deviated and lost both in this life and the next.
Lord Krsna here condemns bogus personalities who adopt the sannyasa order of life for sense gratification while still maintaining all of the symptoms of gross illusion. A false show of sannyasa is never accepted by intelligent followers of Vedic principles. So-called sannyasis who ruin all Vedic religious principles sometimes become famous among foolish persons, but they are simply cheating themselves and their followers. These charlatan sannyasis are never actually engaged in the loving devotional service of Lord Krsna.
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